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Username: richard_henderson
Date/Time: Sun, January 20, 2002 at 8:26 PM GMT
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Subject: Ineligible data, Aug 11- Stuart Lynn "We are aware of the problem"


On Aug 10th 2001 I contacted Stuart Lynn about facially ineligible .info names being registered at Sunrise. He replied:

"Dear Richard:
We are of course aware of the problem. We are in touch with Afilias on a continuing basis and they are keeping us informed of the steps they are taking to remedy the situation.
Thank you for bringing these examples to our attention.

If ICANN was aware of the problem, why did they allow Afilias to continue registering facially ineligible names?

And why did they not insist that these names were deleted, as proposed in the ICANN contract, since they failed to fulfil ICANN criteria and were therefore ineligible for registration?

Why did ICANN and Afilias construct such a 'soft' and flimsy procedure, when they could perfectly well have been rigid on the applicants responsibility to provide eligible data? Especially when you consider that even I - a complete outsider and newbie - had identified this as a problem?

Were they THAT incompetent or were they simply corrupt?  

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